Fun Things to do near Richmond VA

Richmond is a place of deep historical significance as it was heavily involved in the Civil War period. Richmond is now identified as an emerging tourist destination, Richmond is also studded with areas of great natural beauty including a wealth of parks where hiking and biking can be enjoyed, along with bird watching and horseback riding.

Explore below places when you are in Richmond

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a top inclusive US art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. The Wall Street Journal recently stated that VMFA is now a “two day museum.”

Virginia State Capitol
Virginia Capitol Building is designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a first-century Roman temple in France, is the only sculpture of George Washington produced in his lifetime.

Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an surprising gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters at play, or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take gardening classes, or to have a wedding or a business meeting. A wide variety of experiences are offered through its diverse gardens and facilities.

Carytown is a Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.

The John Marshall House
Marshall is best known as the “Great Chief Justice” for his role in creating the modern Supreme Court. Visitors to the site can enjoy a guided tour of the house including the remarkable collection of original furnishings, take a stroll through the colorful garden, visit the museum shop, or even try their hand at the game of quoits.

Monument Avenue
Monument Avenue Historic District shares the distinction with Jackson Ward of being one of only two National Historic Landmark districts within the City of Richmond.

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